- Supports general health and well-being
- Contains a comprehensive range of antioxidants to defend against oxidative stress
- Is most effective when taken together with MultiMineral Plus
Mega Antioxidant Difference
Contains OlivolTM, a patented ingredient exclusive to USANA that provides unique antioxidants found in olives.
Daily stress and environmental pollutants bombard us with increasing levels of free radicals (potentially damaging, highly reactive molecules). Diets high in processed foods and lacking in whole, unrefined foods have further increased the need for vitamins and antioxidant supplementation. Mega Antioxidant offers advanced levels of high-quality, highly bioavailable vitamins and antioxidants to meet this increased need. Mega Antioxidant also offers nutritional support for optimal vision, a sound immune system, and efficient energy metabolism.
Olivol-The Heart of the Olive™
USANA’s patented extract provides highly bioavailable phenolic antioxidants.
Vitamin E-The Premier Antioxidant
Vitamin E is a family of essential fat-soluble nutrients (tocopherols) that act as powerful antioxidants. D-alpha tocopherol is the natural form shown to have the greatest nutritional and biological value. Vitamin E plays a critical role in protecting LDL and cell membranes from oxidation, and works synergistically with other antioxidants to combat free radical damage. biological activities and health benefits. These mixed tocopherols help leverage the health benefits of alpha tocopherol with other vitamin E compounds to provide a broad spectrum of antioxidant protection. In addition to D-alpha tocopherol, USANA’s advanced formula offers a full range of these natural mixed tocopherols to provide you with additional antioxidant support.
USANA uses a mixture of carotenoids, providing a broad spectrum of antioxidant protection. Beta carotene (provitamin A) promotes healthy skin, a strong immune system, and helps maintain good vision. Mega Antioxidant includes the safe provitamin form of vitamin A, beta carotene, which naturally converts into vitamin A only as needed, giving you the benefits of vitamin A without the risk of toxicity. In addition, lutein and lycopene are carotenoid antioxidants involved in the maintenance of good health.
A potent antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for energy production in our cells. The body’s ability to synthesize or absorb CoQ10 declines with age, but taking USANA’s Mega Antioxidant can help you maintain healthy levels of this important nutrient.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid is a vitamin-like antioxidant that is both fat- and water-soluble. Easily absorbed through the gut and transported across cell membranes, it offers protection against free radicals, both inside and outside the cell.
Through our commitment to ongoing research, USANA has developed a unique, broad-spectrum bioflavonoid complex. Bioflavonoids are a diverse group of naturally occurring plant compounds that exhibit a host of biological activities, most notably powerful antioxidant properties that help complement, extend, and synergize the activities of other antioxidants. In addition to synergistic activity from rutin, quercetin, hesperidin, green tea, and bilberry extracts, this diverse complex provides pomegranate and cinnamon extracts to provide broad-spectrum antioxidant support to further enhance and complement the effectiveness of Mega Antioxidant.
Complete Vitamin B Complex
Mega Antioxidant contains carefully proportioned B-complex vitamins, which are fundamental to energy production, metabolism, growth, and retention of normal homocysteine levels.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has stated, “All women of childbearing age in the United States who are capable of becoming pregnant should consume at least 400 μg of folic acid per day for the purpose of reducing their risk of having a pregnancy affected with spina bifida or other neural tube defects.” One daily dose of Mega Antioxidant contains 1,000 μg of folic acid.
Vitamin B12 is necessary for metabolism and the formation of red blood cells. It has been generally accepted that older adults are at greater risk of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency than younger adults. However, new research suggests that the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in young adults may be greater than previously thought, and those who do not take a supplement containing vitamin B12 are twice as likely to be vitamin B12 deficient as supplement users, regardless of age group. Mega Antioxidant supplies advanced levels of vitamin B12 at 200 μg in one daily dose.